Who we are

Established in 1982, COMPASS (Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service) is a collaboration involving numerous area churches and other community groups. Our goal is to provide a “hand-up” to those in need.

Our Vision

Our vision is to share self-sufficiency skills and provide emergency assistance to individuals willing to invest in themselves. COMPASS provides services to prevent homelessness and stall evictions, allowing families to remain in their homes. We also refers individuals and families to other agencies within the community.

COMPASS does not provide assistance for utility bills in default with the gas or electric company. Be sure to read these qualifications prior to calling or coming to the office for service. Please note there is no guarantee of assistance.

COMPASS is a site for Neighbor to Neighbor applications for AEP customers only.  To see if you are eligible to apply, click here.


We are able to provide this valuable community service because of the generous support of our donors. If you would like to contribute to COMPASS, please follow the link below. Thank you!


Upcoming Events

Check back for ongoing updates about community partner events and workshops.


Volunteers are critical to our success. If you would like to volunteer at COMPASS or a high school student looking to earn service hours for graduation, please contact the COMPASS Office.

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Contact Information

Hours: 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday (no walk-ins)

Emergency Assistance is provided by appointment ONLY.
Appointments outside of these hours are provided if needed.

Please make an appointment, you will not be seen without one.

To make an appointment:

  • Call  614-463-9612. If you reach our voicemail, please leave your name, number, amount and type of assistance required (rent/utility).
  • You may also request an appointment online at https://shortcompass.questionpro.com/
  • You will be contacted within 24-48 hours of us receiving your request.

Please note, assistance is given on a case-by-case basis. However, the average amount of assistance we can provide is about $250 for short-term gap payments. We may not be able to cover the full balance of rent or utility bills.